The Committees discussed safety issues for new drug application (NDA) 201655, OPANA ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) Extended-release Tablets, by Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., with the indication of management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. The product is an approved extended-release (ER) formulation intended to have abuse-deterrent properties based on its physicochemical properties, however, this information is not currently reflected in product labeling.

The Committees discussed pre- and post-marketing data about the abuse of OPANA ER, and the overall risk-benefit of this product. The Committees will also discuss abuse of generic oxymorphone ER and oxymorphone immediate-release (IR) products.

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